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Beautiful Bodies: Form and Decoration of African Pottery

May 6, 2001 – January 6, 2002

Museum: African Art Museum

Location: Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1

Beautiful forms, rich surface textures, and sumptuous colors characterize these hand-built clay vessels from continental Africa. The 19th- and 20th-century vessels, whose forms range from human to geometric, were used for domestic and ritual purposes.

Online exhibition